Parent Teacher Magazine Cabarrus County School Sept/Oct 2015 - Page 4

Message from Superintendent Christopher M. Lowder Ed. D. Welcome to the 20152016 school year! We are excited about the new year and look forward to educating your children. We begin this school year buoyed by our successes from last year, most notably: • Our teachers being named Number 1 in the region for effectiveness for the second consecutive year. This formula measures student growth, which means our students are making significant gains in learning each year. • Our 2015 graduates earned nearly $35 million in scholarships. • Our students and staff continue to be recognized for their skills and talents inside and outside the classroom in areas such as fine arts, career and technical education, athletics and robotics. As technology advances we continue to incorporate new ideas and additional devices into the classroom. Of course, no new technology or smartphone app can compare to an excellent teacher and an engaging lesson, so we continue to recruit the best and brightest teachers and to offer our staff a variety of professional development opportunities to hone their craft. Thank you for choosing Cabarrus County Schools. Let’s make it a great year! Sincerely, Chris Christopher M. Lowder Ed.D. Superintendent September 11–19 2 •Sept/Oct 2015 • Parent Teacher Magazine